Sunday, 4 December 2016

J.J. Abrams' God Particle is actually a third Cloverfield movie

Back in March, we were all surprised to learn that the J.J. Abrams produced, Dan Trachtenberg directed thriller Valencia was, in fact, a Cloverfield sequel, entitled 10 Cloverfield Lane. Well, it appears Abrams has been up to his old rug pulling tricks again. News arrives via The Wrap that the  upcoming J.J. Abrams produced, Julis Onah (The Girl Is In Trouble) directed science fiction thriller God Particle, will be another Cloverfield sequel.


The Wrap is reporting that the mysterious project – which has been assembling a stellar cast over the last few months, including Chris O'Dowd (Calvary), David Oyelowo (Selma), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Elizabeth Debicki (The Man From U.N.C.L.E) and Daniel Brühl (Rush) – will actually be the third movie in the Cloverfield series, and the first set in space. Abrams is planning a wider shared universe, with hopes for a new film each year.

Oren Uziel's (22 Jump Street) script is largely still being kept a mystery, but we do know that it is about astronauts on the International Space Station making a terrifying discovery that changes all they know about reality, and the idea of the Earth vanishing after an experiment is conducted in the Large Hadron Collider. But when a space shuttle appears, they have to decide whether the new arrival is a friend or foe.

The original Cloverfield (2008), directed by Matt Reeves, was buoyed by a breadcrumb trail of clever marketing and an enigmatic monster foe. 10 Cloverfield Lane only added to that carefully calibrated mystique.

God Particle – if it is even still called that – is due to arrive in cinemas February 2017.

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